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Old 04-30-2012, 05:13 PM   #1
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Default Finially. Lay away day is here!

I have been paying I'm my S&W223 AR14 for four months now and today is the last payment . I have a question on basic break in instictions for barrel. First I heard thAt I need to break it down and clean it good . I didn't do this with my recently purchased mini and had problems. Secondly is there a type of bullet that I should start out with or just the kind that in going to shoot normally Any help would be appreciated, one more question can I use my colt magzines with this S&W?


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Old 04-30-2012, 05:19 PM   #2
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cleaning any firearm before shooting is what i always reccomend. it gives you assurance that nothing is stuck inside somewhere it shouldnt be. and factory grease is not often very helpful for shooting.. yes the colt mags should work just fine.. take an empty one and insert just to double check... some people say to break them in.. somepeople dont it comes down to your choice. if it makes you feel better. shot a few shots.. run a couple patches.. repeat as needed or as you feel okay. if you really want to do a good job get some jp bore cleaner(i believe thats what is called) and use that for the previous steps.

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Clean up all the factory yuck , lube bolt well and run it , get ya some brass and some steel cased ammo mix em up and go have some fun and let us know how it went . Be safe and have fun !!!!!

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I unpacked the new S&W AR 15 and cleaned it and lubed it . Had a little problem getting the handcovers off but I used a trick I found on the web using a pair of channelllock plyers . I reassembled the weapon and was off to the races. I first fed the AR some cheap steel case wolf 55 grain and she ate them like candy. I then shot some federal brass 55 gr and she
Likes them also my last ammo was pmc 55 gr brass and not one hiccup there either. So I shot about 150 rounds with no FTF Of FTE . This was a big relief after the problems that I experienced wiith the new mini14 that I recently purchased. Not slamming the mini just saying I was a little Leary about purchasing a new weapon. I zeroed in my rifle at 59 yds after doing some studying on the ballistics on the 223. Any comment or advice on this yardage is welcome. As far as accuracy you can't beat it. I was putting them in a dime at 59 yds. I would rcommend this weapon for a new AR owner anyday. This is the sport model so I picked it ip for 600 with tax. I think anytime you can buy an AR for that price you should jump on it!

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Glad to hear its a great rifle. I've been looking into that model as well, now just to convince the wife lol. Enjoy it ya lucky dog!

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M193 55gr fmj has a fragmentation threshold of 2500 to 2700 fps.

Out of a 16" barrel that's about 150ish yards, 14.5 about 125 yards.

Under those velocities its unreliable.

Beyond those distances, the round will most likely go through and through.

As for ranges you can shoot.......how good are your eyes?

I can go 300 yards with my 7.5" ar pistol, and hit steel plates. Can do it 400 yards too if I try real hard with an unmaginfied red dot. Going farther pretty easy to do with a magnified optic.

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M193 55gr fmj has a fragmentation threshold of 2500 to 2700 fps.

Out of a 16" barrel that's about 150ish yards, 14.5 about 125 yards.

Under those velocities its unreliable.

Beyond those distances, the round will most likely go through and through.

As for ranges you can shoot.......how good are your eyes?

I can go 300 yards with my 7.5" ar pistol, and hit steel plates. Can do it 400 yards too if I try real hard with an unmaginfied red dot. Going farther pretty easy to do with a magnified optic.
Sweet bejesus son , your eyes must be like the bionic mans eyes . I got damn good sight but thats gettin out there , I guess you are in the desert with white steel plates that prob stick out like a sore wiener on cialis.
I gotta get the scope on stuff that far
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Dang purehavic my eyes are not that good I would probably be lucky to hit a human size target at 300 but Thats my next objective is long distance shooting. My pasture is 300 yds long so as soon as I cut the first hay cutting it will be nice and clean after they bail it I'm goin ti sit up some targets at 200 and 300 yd and see what I can do.

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I unpacked the new S&W AR 15 and cleaned it and lubed it . Had a little problem getting the handcovers off but I used a trick I found on the web using a pair of channelllock plyers . I reassembled the weapon and was off to the races. I first fed the AR some cheap steel case wolf 55 grain and she ate them like candy. I then shot some federal brass 55 gr and she
Likes them also my last ammo was pmc 55 gr brass and not one hiccup there either. So I shot about 150 rounds with no FTF Of FTE . This was a big relief after the problems that I experienced wiith the new mini14 that I recently purchased. Not slamming the mini just saying I was a little Leary about purchasing a new weapon. I zeroed in my rifle at 59 yds after doing some studying on the ballistics on the 223. Any comment or advice on this yardage is welcome. As far as accuracy you can't beat it. I was putting them in a dime at 59 yds. I would rcommend this weapon for a new AR owner anyday. This is the sport model so I picked it ip for 600 with tax. I think anytime you can buy an AR for that price you should jump on it!

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600 with tax? #$%$@#! where did you find it for that price?

i found a few internet sites that had em for about 620 + fees(but all sold out). the cheapest in my area was 649 at academy (sold out).

i too had saved my pennies for this gun. when i started looking....sold out on web, sold out at academy, sold out at local gun stores....arrrghh! i ended up going to cabelas ($699....-20coupon, 679). and i literally bought the last one in the box there, and another dude was buying the floor model.

you shoot better than me, i can't do dime size at 50 yards , but i really like this gun as well. nice and smooth and fun to shoot. i think i'm gonna take up a friend gunsmith on a trigger job soon.

congrats on a great deal. stick with that mini also and talk to the experts over at the mini forum. you will love that mini too, i love mine!
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You can do minute of man at 300 Tender! practice practice practice!

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